Pagan Island is an island of the Northern Mariana Islands chain, located at 18.10° N 145.76° E, approximately 320 kilometers north of Saipan. Pagan has an area of approximately 48 square kilometers and consists of two stratovolcanoes joined by a narrow strip of land. The stratovolcano at the northeast end of the island, at 18.13° N 145.8° E, has an altitude of 570 m; the other, at the southwest end at 18.075° N 145.725° E, is 548 m high. It was inhabited during historical times, but a 1981 eruption forced the evacuation of its inhabitants. The 2000 census reports no residents.
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